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04-18-2016 11:36 AM
Flipper_1938
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Holy crap it looks like that tank was custom made for your car! You lucked out!

Brian
Yep. I didn't have any car measurements or tank measurements when I bought it...just going by memory and my eyeballs.

I can't imagine why somebody would build a tank like that if they didn't absolutely have to. It is really tall and would probably drastically change the way it affects on handling as fuel level drops.

It was cheap enough it was worth taking a chance.
04-18-2016 07:02 AM
MARTINSR Holy crap it looks like that tank was custom made for your car! You lucked out!

Brian
04-17-2016 10:53 AM
Flipper_1938 I went to the Bunny Run in Jackson, TN this weekend and found a gas tank that looks like it will work for this thing. It is a plastic fuel cell with an aluminum sheet metal cover. I can't find anything like it online, but it looks like it will work for me.

When I got home, I posed it for pictures. looks like I have room to move it up and back if needed.

20160416_161803 by Flipper_1938, on Flickr

20160416_204518 by Flipper_1938, on Flickr

20160416_204527 by Flipper_1938, on Flickr

20160416_204615 by Flipper_1938, on Flickr

20160416_204545 by Flipper_1938, on Flickr
09-06-2015 12:27 PM
chlsnk Ive been following this thread for years I hope to see you start turning wrenches on this again!
04-20-2015 09:45 PM
Flipper_1938 Not really anything to report. I've been playing with other stuff. I will get back to it though.
03-22-2015 01:10 PM
mbishop
anniversary

As coming up on the 6th anniversary of this thread tomorrow, & being one of the most informative & favorite of mine on any forum I visit, I was wondering how things are going and if there was any new updates?
12-10-2014 08:16 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by Kma4444 View Post
Just read through the entire thing..... Would like to see more progress for sure.
Is this an awesome build or what!

Brian
12-10-2014 06:19 AM
Kma4444 Just read through the entire thing..... Would like to see more progress for sure.
08-31-2014 10:16 PM
MARTINSR Some times it's hard, I know!

Brian
08-31-2014 09:26 PM
Flipper_1938 Man, I've been slacking. I really need to do something with this thing!
02-03-2014 11:43 PM
EvilChuckie Wow I have been wondering what had happened to this amazing build, hope you have the determination to finish it, Well done so far.

Cheers Chuckie
02-03-2014 09:37 PM
MARTINSR Cool, haven't seen anything on this project in a while and I always look forward to it.

Brian
02-03-2014 09:04 PM
Flipper_1938
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I have been strugling with how to connect the a-arme to the balljoints, but I think I have a solution. I stumbled upon these cool bushings (Toyota stuff). These will be recessed into the underside of the forward leg of the a-arms (a-arm "channeled" over the bolts, if you will). A threaded boss will be recessed under the trailing leg.


IMG_6335 by Flipper_1938, on Flickr
06-12-2013 07:42 PM
Flipper_1938
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Originally Posted by jtomasik View Post

Oh, you've got some great clean cuts on some of your panels. Do you mind my asking what you're using, like what you did on the front frame box panels on page 12? Those are some clean cuts. Doesn't show burn marks, so I'll guess that even a plasma arc is out. Are you using cutting wheels? Nibblers?

John T.
My first choice for cutting anything is a 4.5 grinder with a cut off wheel.
06-12-2013 08:22 AM
jtomasik
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Originally Posted by Flipper_1938 View Post
When you read the whole thing you will see that this thing is the anti-CAD build. Most of the body form is being assembled from found shapes. I build to what I find, instead of building parts to a pre-determined specification. There have not been any real sketches of what I'm building. Don't get me wrong, I have a general idea of what I want that has been influenced by hundreds, if not thousands of cars. The shape of the car has evolved quite a bit from where I started. What a long strange trip it's been!
Yep! I get it. It's in many ways the opposite approach of what the academics are trained to do. In my experience, having been on both sides of the fence, there's value in both approaches. So, I try to leverage the benefits and avoid the traps of either. My approach will use CAD and FEA, but in limitation. There will be a lot of hands-on prototyping and testing, and you've given me some ideas with what you've done. Much appreciated.

You're doing a fantastic job. Your determination and patience alone (btw....how many hammers/wrenches have you launched across the shop so far?....LOL) speaks for itself, both in the shop and taking the time to post progress, pics, and replies. So far, I'm only on page 13 of the thread, and I'm trying to avoid looking ahead.

Oh, you've got some great clean cuts on some of your panels. Do you mind my asking what you're using, like what you did on the front frame box panels on page 12? Those are some clean cuts. Doesn't show burn marks, so I'll guess that even a plasma arc is out. Are you using cutting wheels? Nibblers?

I've done a couple of body-work jobs, and I hated it. But, a build from the ground up like this intrigues me. Thanks for the motivation. I think I can return the 'favor' by providing estimations of some of the questions you were asking (such as spring rates, load handling, etc.), simply from basic dimensions and a materials guess. I have some analytical tools on my end that could provide some ballpark answers. Feel free to PM and ask.

John T.
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